Practice PPG meetings are attended by Dr Tom Weake (Partner), Ms Liz Wilson (Practice Manager) & Miss Caroline Moyses (Administration).
Our established PPG consists of:
Mrs Margaret Estlick - Chairperson
Mrs Estlick shows great interest in the NHS and what it has to offer and how it can work best.
Mr Alan Doherty - Vice Chairperson/Locality Meeting Representative
After being born and brought up in the Midlands I qualified as a Librarian in the 1970’s, after a short spell working in public libraries the bulk of my professional career was spent working in nursing and allied healthcare libraries first in London and subsequently in the West Country. When nursing education moved into Universities I spent a number of years co-ordinating health library services for Somerset, Devon and Cornwall at Plymouth University. After another brief spell in London I returned to Cornwall and during the last 10 years have been working in senior management roles in the Library Services at Falmouth University. I have been a patient at the Practice for the last three years since moving to Truro. Having been impressed with the quality and services provided here at Lander, I hope to be able to support the Practice as a member of the Patient Participation Group.
Mr Laverne Caddy - Previous Chairperson
Mr Caddy has been a patient at this Practice for 58 years. He was a member of the Cornwall Ambulance Service, reaching Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer before retiring after 35 years service. Too young to really retire, he then formed and ran the Doctors Answer Service, taking out of hours calls for Doctors in the South West, before Kernow Doc. Mr Caddy is now fully retired but still has an interest in all aspects of the Health Service and family life.
Mrs Katie Sainsbury - Joint Secretary/Newsletter Editor
Our family has been with the Practice since we came to live in Truro over 40 years ago! I have been interested in health and social care since I was a teenager and started my teaching career at St Austell College in the 1970s developing fun courses in psychology.
By the 1980s I was lecturing in Psychology and Sociology at Cornwall College branching out, on occasion, into teaching Health and Social Care. Part of my role was to teach student midwives at Treliske Hospital as well as teaching post-registration nurses at St Clements Vean (at the top of Tregolls Road).
In 1990 I started to work for the Open University teaching Health and Social Care to undergraduates and I was privileged to be one of the first to teach the Open University’s Nursing Degree Students in the South West. I regularly used to travel up and down the A38 to see my students at both Derriford and Torbay Hospitals!
For some years I also worked as a Counsellor for Relate.
Although I am now retired I am still very interested in health care and in enabling all of us, both patients and care providers, to be able to voice our views and to have them heard.
Mrs Ruth Varker - Joint Secretary
Ruth has 27 years experience within the NHS.
Mrs Lesley Clayton - Newsletter Editor
I have been a patient at the practice since 2008. I was a teaching assistant in a Falmouth Primary school for sixteen years and a Vice-Chair of Governors for Falmouth School up to 2008. I have not worked in healthcare, but I am educated to degree level in the sciences. The NHS has always served me well and I want to give back by belonging to this group
Mrs Linda Halfpenny
Originally from London, my husband’s family originate from St Mawes; I am married and have two sons. We have been patients at Lemon Street/Lander Surgery since 1998 albeit with a short gap when we moved out of the catchment area.
My early working years were spent at Oakwood Psychiatric Hospital, Maidstone, Kent, in joint charge of the Hospital Salon working on hospital locked wards and in the TB Unit at Lenham, Kent.
For 31 years I was a self-employed Businesswoman with businesses in Falmouth, Scorrier and Truro. Whilst in Truro I was on Truro Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee responsible for Late Night Shopping site allocation and supervision.
I taught Adult Education for Truro College, and Health & Safety in The Workplace to Certification level.
Until retirement, I worked for six years as a retail Store Manager at Jaeger, Lemon Street, Truro.
I am currently retired and work part time as an Invigilator, Reader and Scribe for GCSE exam candidates at Penair School, Truro.
Having had breast cancer in 2003 I have participated, for the past 14 years, in The Million Women Study by Professor Dame Valerie Berol, Oxford University (A major National Study of Women’s health).
For the past 8 years I have been a volunteer for the annual Weekend Garden Opening at Tregothnan Estate helping raise money for charity. We, also, participate in occasional local beach cleaning for The National Trust.
Mrs Elizabeth Davies
Virtual Members - email input/contact only
Mrs Patricia Webber
I was born and raised in Redruth. From the age of 11 I attended Camborne Grammar School although the form of education provided didn't suit me and I left with a couple of CSEs and no O levels.
Not knowing what I wanted to do with my life when I left school I took a secretarial course at Cornwall College where I gained several RSAs and an English O Level and proceeded to work for an engineering company in Redruth. After leaving there I worked at St Christopher's, a hostel for children with learning difficulties looking after a young boy who had been excluded from Curnow School; once they had found him another school I was asked to look after another excluded boy until he was 16.
In 1978 I then became a pupil nurse with the Royal Western Counties in Devon and then I qualified as an SEN(MS).
At this time I gave into homesickness and returned home and then I worked at Budock hospital. At that time the hospital was working towards giving a better life to the residents who lived there, however, in the mid 80's I suffered job burn out and had to give up my nursing career.
I then returned to secretarial work working in a range of offices from property surveyors to the fire service, I also did a BTeC in computing. I now work for Cornwall Council in the Education Health and Social Care Department as an Admin Assistant in the Family Placement Service (otherwise known as fostering).
UPDATED: March 2019